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(CANCELLED) Raphael’s Dream

Code:
EVT 635
Day:
Wednesday
Date(s):
Apr 29
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
CANCELLED
Cost:
FREE
Status: No Registration Required
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.



Join us for a special evening with Marzia Faietti, distinguished historian of Italian art and director of art history at the Uffizi from 2004 to 2018. As part of Stanford’s commemoration of the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, Professor Faietti will “read” one of the artist’s most intriguing drawings, which has been given the title “Raphael’s Dream.” The mysterious composition includes a charming female figure seated at a parapet, a number of angels, and architectural fragments. The drawing dates from 1514, when Raphael was in charge of building St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, which may be a clue to its meaning. Professor Faietti will unravel the drawing’s mystery and explain how this unique work of art enhances our appreciation of Raphael’s monumental artistic achievements.

For more information on the Spring 2020 course, "Raphael: A 500th-Anniversary Celebration of a Renaissance Master," please visit the course page.

Marzia Faietti, Adjunct Professor, Department of the Arts, University of Bologna

Marzia Faietti was the Director of Art History at the Uffizi Galleries in Florence from 2004 through 2018, where she coordinated the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints. Professor Faietti is co-curator of the major exhibition “Raphael” at Rome’s Scuderie del Quirinale opening March 5, and she has curated many exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including at the Metropolitan Museum and the Getty. She is the author of numerous articles and books, most recently The Power of Line.
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